Covid 19, singing & lung health with Phoene Cave

In one of our most downloaded #ThisIsAVoice podcast episodes ever, we're talking about Covid and voice, breathing and singing. Our special guest is Phoene Cave, music therapist, singer, trainer and developer of the Singing For Lung Health sequences chats to us about her life, singing for people who have chronic lung conditions, and what she thinks [...]

A True Tale of Pirates on the High Cs

Pirates! As a creative artist it's the thing you dread. At 8am last Friday morning I discovered my #1 bestselling ebook How To Sing Legato (2018) had been cloned and was being sold under six different titles by six different "authors" on Amazon, all of whom published on the same day (May 18th 2021) The pirates [...]

Hydration and the vocal folds

But what if I'm wrong? [a 10-minute read] “I learned something new from someone’s course last week and I’m happy with it. Now I’ve come to your course this week and you’ve told me something different. It doesn’t match what I learned last week. Who’s wrong, me, them or you?” A topic came up on our [...]

Podcast 13 – More SOVT AMAs part 1

By popular demand, #SOVT expert Oren Boder, creator of the SOVT Singing Straw, is back! We had so many more AMAs for Oren following our SOVT Workshop together that we invited him back for SOVT AMAs part 2 (part 1). In part 1 of this two-part return, Oren, Gillyanne and Jeremy answer questions on: what SOVT [...]

Podcast 12 -James Sills Do Sing Sofa Singers

Choral leader, author, forest bather and creator of Sofa Singers, James Sills joins us for Podcast 12 The paradox of needing to sing together but being prevented by Covid19 and Lockdown Harmony and community and how they counter the sweeping epidemic of loneliness How Sofa Singers began and the crazy explosion of interest James's own history [...]

Changing your genre

Help on changing your genre Back in 2014 I wrote an article for The Music Teacher magazine on changing your vocal style. It's now part of my book "Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach" (you can get a copy here). Gillyanne and I also created an online training Webinar on a similar theme called Changing [...]

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Podcast 11 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT AMAs!

SOVT expert Oren Boder answers six of the top AMAs we received on semi-occluded vocal tract exercises & science. And we discuss: Why the angle of the straw in water might make a difference - 3.50 Why you might be bypassing the benefits of straws without realising it - 5.30 Why matching resistance of your straw [...]

Podcast 10 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT

Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher chat with one of their own #LockdownHeroes, Oren Boder. Oren is the creator of the SOVT Singing Straw (patent-pending), a brilliant variable length/width metal straw for singers and speakers. In part 1 of a 2-part interview, listen to Oren's story as he shares how he started, how he navigated the [...]

Podcast ep 8 – Turning Points

In the eighth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast we're talking Turning Points and sharing some of the most dramatic and important turning points in our lives before and after our marriage. What drove us to make some of our biggest life-changing decisions? What crisis led to our meeting? What Gillyanne said after leaving [...]

Podcast ep 4 – What is practising?

The fourth episode of our new This Is A Voice Podcast arrived on 22nd July. In the previous episode (episode 3, How Do We Learn A Song) Gillyanne and I had shared the best ways of learning and memorising a song. In THIS episode we talk about practising. What it is, what it's for and how [...]